14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: stop by Vieille Ville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nice is 6 hours. September in Nice sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then get outside with Route des Cretes, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, Mont-Saint-Michel is slightly colder than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Veloroute du Lin and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rouen travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.